Red Rook has experience hosting high traffic web sites. We first offered the option way back in December 2002, when most other Australian web hosts were still charging ‘through the roof’. With this experience, and the flexibility we show with customised Australian web hosting plans, we now host high profile clients who depend on reliable server uptime and flexible data transfer capabilities.
Red Rook offers unmetered or free data on the Starter, SmallBiz, and Business media streaming Australian web hosting plans. We also offer unmetered data on our Windows web hosting plans. If you know how much disk space and email accounts etc. you require, you won’t need to be concerned about the popularity of your website. The unmetered data option is suited to businesses not certain of their traffic needs.
This might be a website that has some element of media streaming, particularly if you’re just getting started. Some of our clients did not know at the start what their data transfer requirements would be, but they could avoid any surprise bills! For bigger websites, at some point you may need to consider your own dedicated server.
Media streaming no longer requires specialised server configurations. In the early days, you would host streaming media content on a streaming media server, configured to handle the file types and resource requirements. Now, you can enable data streaming using Flash .flv media files and other similar tools and applications, built into your website, rather than implemented at the server level.
Movie and video websites
Usually, a movie trailer might use less than 10MB of disk space. To upload the trailer creates minimal ingoing server traffic, but the problem can be that outgoing data is an unknown quantity. If the movie trailer is popular (which we hope it is) and results in considerable downloads, every download could result in up to 10MB of outgoing data from the server. If you want more information about movie or video streaming website hosting, compare our Australian web hosting prices.
Music and sound hosting
If you’re an up-and-coming band, you’ve outgrown your free website, or you just want to share your own music compositions with the world, an unmetered Australian web hosting plan will help you keep your music media streaming costs down.
Online forums and blogs
A popular forum or blogging website can make traffic skyrocket. But we all know a forum or a blog is a great addition to a website and can help in establishing your own online community. No need to worry about excess data charges when you’re trying to provide this value-added service to your visitors.